The 50 Funniest People In Brooklyn

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Kate Berlant @kateberlant:

In September, the New York Times ran “Keeping It Fake,” a profile of Ms. Berlant’s hard-to-define experimental comedy, in which punch lines dissolve into stream of consciousness monologues delivered by borderline believable characters who may or may not be fractions of herself. A prime example is this four-minute video where she and pal John Early commiserate about missing Paris in the face of those who just don’t understand because they weren’t there, in Paris, with them. People can be annoying, so she mocks them. But also herself? You can typically catch her Tuesday nights at Cake Shop in her Crime and Punishment series, though she’s currently opening for Father John Misty on tour. Performance art, yo.


  1. You forgot Sara Schaefer. She is the fucking greatest. I hope this mistake haunts you for the rest of your yuppie existence.

  2. This list is way too dude-heavy! Are there really so few women in Brooklyn who count as funny enough? The article should be called “The 42 Funniest Men in Brooklyn.” And no, I don’t have a sense of humor about this.

  3. Oh, please. Catie Lazarus is sort of funny, but she’s mostly exhausting with neurotic energy, endlessly complaining about being poor – while wearing designer clothing, traveling around the country, and living on a trust fund, and acting like she’s somehow entitled to earn a living from comedy.

    • So happy Catie Lazarus is on the list! She’s hilarious comedian and writer. Nedster, however, sounds like a bitter, uninformed douche.


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